The Asus also joined the wave of smartwatches that, at first glance, to undergo conventional wristwatches. On Wednesday (3), the pre-opening day of the IFA 2014 fair, the company took advantage of the event to announce ZenWatch, the brand’s first smartwatch based on Android Wear.
In its specifications, the watch does not differ much from the rival models. ZenWatch is equipped with 1.63-inch AMOLED screen and 320 × 320 pixel resolution protected with Gorilla Glass 3, 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 chip, 512 MB RAM and 4 GB for internal data storage.
The specifications are complemented with battery 1.4 Wh, Bluetooth 4.0, IP55 certified that guarantees protection against water (but not to the point of allowing a dive) and various sensors such as accelerometer, heart rate meter and pedometer.
The ZenWatch comes with a slightly curved front panel that leaves it more harmonious in the arm. The body is made of steel, which gives it elegance. The leather bracelet has a traditional shape and also helps give the device a “normal” look. The dimensions are within acceptable, although the smartwatch may look great on the wrist: 50.6 × 39.8 × 7.9-9.4 mm.
As with Android Wear, Asus ZenWatch can count on a reasonable ecosystem of applications. Smartphone integration seems to work fine: you can unlock your phone from the clock, activate the camera remotely and even use a feature called “Tap Tap” that makes your phone ring so you can find it.
Asus plans to launch ZenWatch in October in LEGALARMIST. The price will not be the most pocket friendly: around $ 260.